||Jan. 25, 2012
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Wanna own a werewolf?
Werewolves are real.
And they make excellent pets.
Owning one of the legendary creatures is the latest fad. The WereHouse insists their werepets are loyal, docile, and 100% safe, but what happens when these gentle giants turn on their masters?
While on a routine EMS call, paramedic Christine Alt is attacked by a rogue werepet. She escapes with her life, but the encounter leaves her with more than just scars. As her body begins to change, she discovers the WereHouse is hiding a terrible secret, and they will stop at nothing to keep her from exposing them.
Jurassic Park of werewolf stories
A thrilling novel, TAMED by Douglas R. Brown had me at pet werewolves.
In the jungles of Costa Rica, the werewolf is a very real thing, and Bernard Henderson plans to cash in on this knowledge with his WereHouse, a place where werewolves are trained to be faithful pets. Yet when a werewolf pet goes rogue and attacks its owners as well two paramedics, it’s up to a team of hunters to stop them, until one learns the terrible knowledge of what a werewolf is really made of. They must race to bring the WereHouse down before they’re hunted too.
TAMED excites with its take on werewolves. These aren’t your young heartthrobs. No, they’ve become pets, can be vicious creatures, and are so much more. Brown’s style lends to a fast-paced, heart-stopping read with its staccato sentences that pack a punch. The characters are well-written and believable. As the secrets are exposed, the twists and turns will keep the reader guessing to the very end. The horror and real life collide with edge-of-your-seat tension. With its humor, a touch of romance, and lots of horror, TAMED is a suspenseful, fantastic read.
Douglas R. Brown’s TAMED does for werewolves what Michael Crichton’s JURASSIC PARK did for dinosaurs!
Worthy of the big screen
I started reading Tamed early one afternoon and did not stop until I finished it later that night. A big fan of Stephen King and H.P. Lovecraft, I have read numerous attempts by authors over the years seeking to reach their level of individuality. In my opinion, Douglas Brown has achieved his own level of greatness with Tamed. A fast-paced thriller with a few surprises thrown in along the way, I could easily see it becoming a motion picture.
Freaky book in a good way
Recommended for: fans of horror, urban fantasy, werewolves
Read from January 16 to 17, 2012, read count: 1
Bernard Henderson has a unique product to bring to market – he calls them wergs. The common person calls them werewolves – only, of course, these are just pets, docile, tame as any dog, and don’t change to a human. Or so Henderson says. Christine works for the fire department as a medic and the4 wergs freak her out, so it is not a great surprise to her when, upon answering a call one day, they find a werg on the loose that attacks her and her partner, Billy. Billy disappears – Christine ends up in the hospital for scratches and lacerations, but fortunately the werg didn’t bite her. Of course, as it turns out, the werg blood she got in her mouth was enough, and she finds herself … changing. She learns something about the wergs that can bring down Henderson’s WereHouse and shock the world – but will she survive long enough to tell anybody now that Henderson is on her trail?
This was a really freaky book – in a good way, might I hasten to add! Dealing with slavery, the humane treatment of pets – especially during training – and even cannibalism, there were definitely parts of the book that made me distinctly uncomfortable. Brown’s talents are immense and he has a decidedly twisted turn of mind - I have absolutely loved each of his books that I have read so far. His characters are clear and unique, his plots move smoothly along, and it is nearly impossible to put down the book once you get started. This one is highly recommended for fans of horror, urban fantasy, werewolves and good writing! Available 1/26/12 – watch for it!
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